Do you have a picky eater? We’re going to give you a few ideas today that are sure to bring a smile to your kids face. We all know that getting kids to eat can be a struggle. We also know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so we need to make sure that it’s hardy and nutritious. The one thing that we don’t think about when it comes to making meals for your children is fun. I found a way to make my grandchildren’s breakfast fun and exciting.
Wondering what I’ve come up with? I’ve stocked up on pancake and waffle molds. It’s the perfect solution and fun way to start the day. When my grandchildren are visiting or I’m visiting them, they wake up every morning looking forward to helping me make their favorite pancakes or waffles or they’re waiting in anticipation while they watch their favorite Saturday morning shows. My stash includes: barnyard and zoo animals, dinosaurs, an airplane and a train. The barnyard and zoo animals are their favorites.
My grandchildren love them so much on mornings when I just don’t feel like making pancakes or waffles, and I try to bribe them with yogurt or some other quick meal, the majority of the time they don’t take the bribe. They enjoy helping me mix the batter and watching me pour them into the molds. I must admit enjoy eating a cow or pig pancake and elephants and lion waffles too. Seriously, they gobble them up and ask for seconds. When you clean your plate in my house, we call it a happy plate. They are proud to show me their happy plates.
I found these molds on e-bay. They’re easy to use as long as you spray the molds well with PAM as well as the griddle. I allow the molds to heat up before I pour the batter into them. This ensures they lift from the batter easily. I’ve found that a measuring cup or batter bottle works well in controlling the batter when pouring it into the molds.
Make these fun pancakes with your children and they too will disappear. Add a few fresh strawberries or apple slices with the pancakes, and you’re guaranteed a happy plate too. Bon Appetit’!